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Fisher Called Upon

To Halt Rally as Blues Whip Reds, 9-5

Wolverine Coach Stops
Reserves with One Hit
Manko Pitches Well in Five Inning Test;
Nusshauiner, Renner Retire with Injuries

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Coach Ray Fisher pitched three
and a third innings of baseball yes-
terday, as he salvaged the late frames
for his first-string Red club, which
was outpitched by the Blues to the
tune of a 9-5 score in an intra-squad
Ralph Strem was the losing pitch-
er for the Reds, while Denny Manko
emerged the victor for the Blues. Al-
though Fisher held the best record
for the game, giving up a single and
a walk behind two errors, Manko
gave ani.mpressive performance in
his five inning stunt for the Blues.
He gave up two runs on three hits,
allowing three passes and striking
out one man. The runs were scored
off him on a walk, an error and a
three-baggeraby Bill Gregor,regular
left fielder.
Stren Is Wild
Jack Hackstadt also turned in a
good performance for the Reds, send-
ing five men down on strikes. How-
ever he gave up six hits and two
walks, which resulted in three runs
for the Blues. Ralph Strem came in
at the start of the long sixth inning,
which saw six markers cross the plate
for the Blues on a single hit, before
Fisher finally came in to get the last
out. Strem was a victim of his own
wildness, registering one strike out.
Bob Wiese pitched four-hit ball for
the Blues, allowing three runs. His
support was not too good: Although
they went down to defeat, the Reds
outhit the Blues, getting eight safe-
ties against six for their opponents.
Stevenson Stars at Plate
Bob Stevenson, Gregor and Walter
Kell starred with the lumber, with
Gregor's triple the longest hit of the
game. The left fielder also hit a bunt
single. Stevenson was seen in action
during the first-five innings for bboth
squads. Although he did all the
catching in these frames, he was not
given a chance to hit unitl the top
half of the sixth inning.
Stevenson got three resounding
singles in six trips to the plate. Kell
Spartans Plan
Baseball Season-
EAST LANSING, April 18.-(P)-
Michigan State College will compete
against three service and two civilian
teams in its "informal" ten-game
baseball season which will open here
April 29 against Wayne University,
Coach John Kobs said today.
Kobs said 45 men are out for the
team, which held its first outdoor
practice of the season Monday. The
Wayne game will mark the college's
return to sports, following cancella-
tion last fall of all inter-collegiate
In addition to Wayne, the Univer-
sity of Detroit and teams from the
Grosse Ile Naval Unit, Fort Custer
and Romulus Army Air Base which
already have signed for two-game
series, several industrial teams have
asked to meet the Spartans.
The schedule to date:
April 29-Wayne University at East
Lansing. May 2-Grosse Ile Naval
Unit at Grosse Ie. May 12-Wayne
University at Detroit. May 13-Uni-
versity of Detroit at Detroit. May 19
-Grosse Ile at East Lansing. May
24-Romulus ArmyAir Base at Rom-
ulus. May 27-University of Detroit
at East Lansing. May 30-Fort Cus-
ter at East Lansing. June 3-Rom-
ulus Air Base at East Lansing. June
7-Fort Custer at Battle Creek.

had a nice day at the plate, getting
two for three. One of these clouts
was a double to left. The only other
extra base hits in the game were El-
mer Swanson's ponderous double and
outfielder Bill Nelson's two-bagger to
Nussbaumer, Renner Injured
The Blues' lost two third basemen
as a result of injuries during the
game. Bob Nussbaumer, who started
the game, pulled a muscle in his left
leg which made it impossible for him
to throw a ball. After he was sent to
the showers, Art Renner, who has
been filling in at first base, outfield,
catching and pitching slots, suffered
an injured ankle. Phil Breitmeyer
finished the day at the hot corner.
Swanson and Tom King, Fisher's
two best first basemen, got into uni--
forms again after being absent from
Monday's practice because of illness.
The lineups were much the same as
they had been last week. Elroy
Hirsch, who turned in an excellent
performance on the mound Monday
returned to right field for the regu-
lars. Coach Fisher put Mike Farnyk
at the first-string third base post for
the second day, where he played er-
rorless ball. Bob Hixon caught the
last four frames for both squads.
pro Football
League Holds
Annual Meeting
PHILADELPHIA, April 18.-(P)-
The National Football League's rule
committee recommended today two
major changes in the pro grid code
and several minor alterations, after
sifting through a list of 43 sugges-
.tions made by the coaches and club
owners who will open their annual
meeting ,here tomorrow.
The two big ' changes, which still
must be adopted by the league by a
four-fifths vote, will permit coaching
from the bench and virtually elimi-
nate out-of-bounds kickoffs.
As an experimental measure, for
the 1944 season, the committee pro-
posed to permit coaches to com-
municate with players on the field by
any means, provided that they re-
main within a- zone measuring ten
yards' in each direction from the
middle of the bench and do not
encroach upon the field.
To prevent intentional out-of-
bounds kickoffs, the committee sug-
gested a five yard penalty on each
kickoff until the ball is legally han-
dled by the receiving side. This also
applies to kicks that fail to travel
ten yards, unless the ball is recov-
ered or touched by the receiving
Beau Jack Accepted
For Army Service
FORT BENNING, Ga., April 18.-
(I)-Beau Jack, former lightweight
boxing champion, passed his pre-
induction physical examination here
today and chose Army service.
Called up by his Augusta, Ga., draft
board under his true name, Sidney
Walker, the Negro boxer weighed in
at 146, 11 pounds over fighting trim.
After being accepted for general
Army service, he said:
"This is going to be the biggest
fight of my life, and I'm going to
punch with both fists, just as I have
in every fight."

Major League
Teams Begin
1944 Season
Lanier Hurls Two-Hit
Shutout as Cardinals
Take Opening Game
NEW YORK, April 18.-(/P)-The
pitchers had their day as major league
baseball launched its third war-time
season today, the hurlers holding the
wood-wielders to a puny .196 average.
No team was able to get into
double digits in the hit column, three
failed to score a run, three counted
but once, four scored twice, three
scored three times, and only one was
able to get four markers. Only 88
hits were registered in 450 times at
Pudgy Max Lanier, St. Louis Card-
inal southpaw, came up with the No.
1 effort as he held Pittsburgh to two
singles in racking up a 2-0 shutout
for the National League champs.
Cincinnati's Bucky Walters was the
day's hard luck guy, his three-hit
effort going for naught as the Chi-
cago Cubs beat the Reds 3 to 0 be-
hind the five-hit hurling of Hank
Another Hank, Borowy of the World
Champion New York Yankees, also
came up with a 3 to 0 whitewash
job as he held Boston to five hits,
among which a double and triple
proved harmless. Johnny Lindell
clinched 'the game with a homer in
the second-his first time up.
Giant Rookie Makes History
Bill Voiselle, who won ten and lost
21 at Jersey City last year, hurled the
New York Giants to a 2 to 1 verdict
over Boston's Braves, and became the
first rookie ever to hurl and win an
opener for the Gotham club. He's
also the first National League rookie
to win an opener for the Gotham
club. He's also the first National
League rookie to win an opener since
Hub Purdue in 1912 turned the trick
for Boston against Philadelphia. Mel
Ott, Giant skipper, tied Gabby Hart-
nett's modern major league record
by playing with the same club 19
consecutive years. Manager Mel went
hitless in four trips.
At Detroit, Jack Kramer of St.
Louis missed a shutout over the Tig-
ers by a single strike, Pinky Higgins
tagging him for a homer with two
out and two strikes in the last of the
ninth, but the Browns took the tilt
2 to 1. Vernon Stephens homered
for the Browns in the ninth.
Philadelphia's Athletics needed 12
innings to eke out a 3 to 2 victory
over the Washington Senators at the
nation's capital, tacking together two
singles, a sacrifice and an infield tap
to clinch it in the extra heat and
starting Connie Mack away victorious
in his 50th year as a big league skip-
Phils Whip Bums
Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons' Phillies
amassed the heaviest scoring total of
the day, four runs, in beating Brook-
lyn's Dodgers 4 to 1 as Dick Barrett
held the Bums to six hits.
President Ford Frick of the Na-
tional League, who watched his
champion Cardinals triumph, moves
over to Cincinnati to witness tomor-
row's contest. President Will Har-
ridge of the American, and Commis-
sioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
have been invited to New York for
Friday's game between the Yankees
and Washington, when the New
Yorkers will hoist their world cham-
pionship flag.
A total of 57,782 fans saw the op-
eners in the National League-4,030
at St. Louis, 30,154 at Cincinnati,
10,128 at Philadelphia and 13,470 at
New York. The three American
League tilts drew 63,554, with 8,520
at Boston, 27,000 at Washington and
28,034 at Detroit.

A's Win from

It is now Ensign Bill Daley as this
bone-crushing All-American full-
back just received his commission
from Columbia Midshipman School
last week.
Browns Defeat
Tigers 2-1 in
Opening Game
Both Kramer,T rTrout
Yield Six Hits; Higgins,
Stephens Hit Homers
DETROIT, April 18.-(P)-The De-
troit Tigers dropped their fifth suc-
cessive American League opening
game today when they fell victim to
long Jack Kramer and the St. Louis
Browns, 2 to 1, before 28,034 specta-
tors at Briggs Stadium.
Kramer, a Navy dischargee, bested
Paul Trout, Detroit's 20-game winner
last season, in a tight mound duel al-
though Kramer needed the help of
George Caster in the ninth inning to
do it. Each pitcher yielded six hits.
Vernon Stephens of St. Louis and
Pinky Higgins of Detroit belted home
The Browns clustered singles by
Don Gutteridge and Harold Epps
with George McQuinn's forceout for
a run in the first inning. That finish-
ed the scoring until the ninth when
Stephens led off with a homer into
the left field seats to make it 2 to 0.
York Fans Out for Third Time
Kramer, who fanned eight, started
off the ninth by striking out Roger
Cramer and Rudy York, the latter for
the third time. He got two strikes on
Higgins, who then hammered the ball
into the left field stands.
That seemingly unnerved Kramer,
and Jimmy Outlaw singled to left.
At this point Manager Luke Sewell
came out to remove Kramer, sending
in Caster, the veteran knuckle-ball-
er. Caster walked Don Ross on four
pitches to put the tying run on sec-
ond base but induced Bob Swift to
ground into a force play for the third
The Tigers haven't won on opening
day since Tommy Bridges beat the
Chicago White Sox in 1939.
Going into the ninth, Kramer had
permitted the Tigers to advance past
first base in only one inning. That
was the fifth when Higgins singled,
Swift drew a pass and Trout beat out
an infield single to fill the bases with
two out. With a three-two count,
Kramer slipped a third strike past
Don Heffner.
Trout Looks Good
After the first inning, Trout kept
the basepaths pretty well unoccupied.
A walk and an error put two men on
in the third but that was the only
time the Browns got past first base
until the ninth when Stephens ho-
Trout had plenty of fielding prac-
tice, handling eight chances, three
short of the major league record. The
St. Louis outfield meanwhile had a
vacation with only one putout. The
Tigers just couldn't give the ball any
Before the game York and pitcher
Joe Orrell arranged to take their pre-
induction physical examinations at
Detroit on an unspecified date. Both
were ordered up by their draft boards
while in spring training camp.
Dodds Invited to Sweden
NEW YORK, April 18.-(/P)-Swed-
ish athletic authorities, pleased by
the invitation asking milers Gunder
Haegg and Arne Andersson to com-
pete in the U.S. National Track
Championships in June, today re-
turned the compliments by asking
Gil Dodds of Boston to compete 'in
a series of races in their country.

Thinclads Rely on Reserves
To Strengthen Outdoor Squad

Team balance, the same factor
that has carried the Wolverine thin-
clads through championship after
championship, will again play an im-
portant role in the coming 1944 out-
door track season.;
For four years now Ken Doherty
has been in charge of the team, and,
throughout that period he has placed
great emphasis on having men capa-
ble of placing in all events. Through
this reasoning the squad has been
able to win several meets without re-
lying on first place strength. Last
year, Michigan captured the West-
ern Conference track championship
without the aid of a single first.
Los Several Men
Several of the members of the in-
dor season's team will not be around
to participate in the outdoor festivi-
ties. Some have been transferred to
other colleges in the V-12 program,
while others are devoting their
thoughts to our "national pastime"
as members of the varsity nine.
Coach Doherty still has hopes that
some of the latter might be able to
aid the squad at a later date; how-
ever, it is doubtful that they will be
able to remain in shape for both
baseball and track.
In a wartime season like this, these
possibilities are liable to occur al-
most anytime. In view of this Michi-
gan is prepared to fill the posts va-
cated by consistent point-getters.
Coach Stackhouse has been working
Cub-Red Game
Draws Largest
opening Crowd
NEW YORK, April 18.-(A')-At
tendance at the seven major league
opening games today averaged 17,-
334, compared with 16,023 a year ago
when bad weather made it possible to
play only five inaugurals in a two-
day span.
Today's largest outpouring was at
Cincinnati where 30,154 of the faith-
ful watched the Chicago Cubs, down
the Reds, 3 to 0. The Ohio city also
harbored the biggest crowd a year
ago, 27,709.
Only falling off in attendance this
year was at St. Louis where 4,030
paying spectators watched Max Lan-
ier hurl a two-hit victory over Pitts-
burgh. Last season the Browns open-
ed at home and attracted 4,421
Today's attendance:
National League
Chicago at Cincinnati....... 30,154
Boston at New York ........ 13,470
Brooklyn at Philadelphia .... 10,128
Pittsburgh at St. Louis ...... 4,303
National League totals .... 57,782
American League
St. Louis at Detroit ......... 28,034
Philadelphia at Washington . 27,000
New York at Boston......... 8,520
Cleveland at Chicago (postponed) -
American League totals .. 63,554
Grand total ....... ....121,336
Lohrrnan Returns To
Dodger Mound Staf
PHILADELPHIA, April 18.-()--
The Brooklyn Dodger's pitching staff
was increased to 14 members today
when 30-year-old Bill Lohrman un-
expectedly put in his appearance be-
fore the opening game with the Phil-
Lohrman passed hisArmy physical
examination several weeks ago in
New Paltz, N.Y. Since he had ex-
pected to go into the service shortly,
Lohrman said he had not done any

on the side with potential material to
fill these gaps.
Are Strong in Distance Events
In the distance events, the Wolver-
ines have reserve strength in John
Purdue, George Vetter, Alex Cohan,
and Dean Arden, while Don Eisele,
Spencer Roberts, Joe Thompson, and
Ash are possibilities in the hurdles.
Other men are Ralph Gibson in the
440; Tom Paton and Henry Dolan in
the high jump; Warren Bentz, pole
vault; Jim Barbour and Rex Wells,
broad jump; Bob Derleth and Ben
Richards, shot put. In addition to
these there are several new men in
the discus.
It is quite possible to predict that
several of these boys will become
mainstays of the team, and that they
will be a great help as the Wolverine
thinclads attempt for victories in the
Penn Relays next week and in the
Western Conference meet later on in
the season.
Borowy Hurls
FiveHitter as
Yanks Win 3-0
BOSTON, April 18. - ()- Hank
Borowy turned in a glittering open-
ing five-hit performance today as
the World Champion New York
Yankees whitewashed the Boston Red
Sox, 3 to 0, before 8,520 under ideal
weather conditions at Fenway Park.
Borowy kept his hits well scattered
with the exception of the fourth
when Jim Tabor and Leon Culberson
singled successively with one away.
But he settled down to throw out Roy
Partee and fan Yank Terry to end the
Big John Lindell got the Yanks
off to a fine start as the second in-,
ning opened when he got a hold on
one of Terry's fast ones and slammed
it into the right field bull pen. That,
as it proved, was enough to win the
game but the champions settled it
decisively with a pair of runs in the
Ed Levy opened that frame with a
single and came all the way home
when Oscar Grimes doubled to deep
center and the usually impreccable
Bobby Doerr threw wildly to the
plate on the relay.
Preakness Will
Be Run May 13
BALTIMORE, April 18.-()-The
54th running of the Preakness Stakes
on Saturday, May 13, appeared like-
ly to be the richest of all time as
the Maryland Jockey Club announced
today that 11 three-year-olds had
been made supplementary nominees,
increasing the list of eligibles to 59.
Horses not originally nominated as
foals may be made eligible for the
second leg of the triple crown upon
payment of a $1,500 fee.
The $16,500 added to the gross
value of the race gave it an aggregate
value of $76,710, which will be in-
reased by the starting fees of $500
If nine or more go to the post, the
value to the winner will surpass the
record of $60,000 won by Victorian in
the 1928 running.
McCarthy Ill with Ftl
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 18.-()-
Manager Joe McCarthy, unable 'to
see his New York Yankees defeat the
Boston Red Sox 3-0 in the opening
game of the season today, arrived in,
Buffalo to recuperate from an attack
of influenza.

Golfers Have
Two Matches
This Week-End
Return of good weather has brought
the Maize and Blue linksmen out on
the golf course to get in some intense
practice before the two matches that
are scheduled for the end of this
Friday, Michigan will try to play
the match with the University of De-
troit, which was cancelled last Sat-
urday due to the weather. This date
is still tentative and last night Coach
Ray Courtright said that he had still
heard nothing from them.
Northwestern Plays Here Saturday
Saturday, Ann Arbor will be the site
for the match with Northwestern.
This is an important date on the
Wolverine golfing calendar as the
Wildcats always offer strong oppo-
sition on the course. Last season
Northwestern came in close on Mich-
igan's heels in the Big Ten Meet and
they are anxious this year to gain the
place they were nosed out of last
Last Saturday Courtright had in-
tended to start Capt. Phil Marcellus,
Jack Tews, Bob Welling and Paul
O'Hara, but lastnight he said that
before Friday he may make a change
in this foursome. Probably Mar-
cellus is sure to start as he is a re-
turning letterman from last year's
championship team. Duncan Noble,
Tom Messinger and Kenneth Burke,
however, have all been playing so
well that Courtright may give them a
chance on the starting team.
May Use Different Foursomes
Also there is a chance that the
same foursome- will not play both
Friday and Saturday. Courtright
could pick eight mere and use a dif-
ferent foursome in each match. As
yet he is not sure, but will see how
things shape up this week.
Yesterday the squad only got out
for nine holes, but they all are show-
ing marked improvement over the
earlier part of the season. If the
weather continues to be nice until the
end of the week they should all get
in enough practice before the matches
this week-end.

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April 18.-(i')-



Connie Mack started his 50th year
as a manager in baseball's big-time
by piloting his Philadelphia Athletics
to a 3-2 win in 12 innings over Wash-
ington before 27,000 opening day
The A's broke up the contest in the
12th on singles by Dick Siebert and
Irvin Hall, a sacrifice and an infield
Vice-President -Wallace, pinch-
pitching for President Roosevelt who
is on a southern vacation, tossed out
the ball in a traditional pre-game
Wallace, ignoring a group of
Washington players gathered in front
of the presidential box, let loose with
a heave that sailed into short center
field. Alex Cassasquel, Senator pitch-
er and Venezuelan dancing master,
caught the toss.

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